Students in our school have been invited to take part in a survey being conducted in Term 1 2020. Key information about the survey can be found below.
Purpose of the collection
sense of wellbeing is an important part of how they learn at school. The
purpose of the survey is to seek students’ views about their wellbeing and
their engagement with school. Students
in year levels 4 to 12 across the State will be invited to participate in the Wellbeing and Engagement Collection. The
information collected will help the education system and broader community to
support young people’s health and wellbeing.
What is the survey about?
survey asks students about their social and emotional wellbeing; school
relationships and engagement and learning in school; and physical health and
wellbeing and after school activities. Students’ answers will be kept
confidential – no one (including school staff) will use the results to identify
What is involved in project
Teachers will arrange for students to undertake the survey during class time. Students will be asked if they would like to participate and will be free to withdraw at any time. If you do not want your child to participate, please contact the school as soon as possible.
Will students’ information be kept confidential?
The department takes measures to ensure students’ personal information
and their identities remain anonymous when participating in the survey.
Participating schools with fewer than 5 students undertaking the survey
will not receive a school report in order to protect the confidentiality of
What will happen if
a student is distressed during or after the survey?
Whilst the survey
questions are not expected to distress students, the survey includes questions
that ask about topics such as students’ happiness and experiences of being
bullied. Teachers will inform students that:
- if they find the survey uncomfortable or distressing, they should leave the survey screen immediately
- that it is not compulsory to take part in the survey as a whole, and
- students may also skip individual survey questions if they wish.
Students who may
want to speak to an adult about concerns or issues and will be supported to do
Where can I get more
on the Wellbeing and Engagement Collection can be found at www.education.sa.gov.au
(search:wec) or can be collected from the school. For questions or concerns, or to view the
questions, please email Education.WECSA@sa.gov.au.